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  • Fri., Dec. 19, 2014 12:15 PM - 12:30 PM CST Live McCarthy press conf. Packers Head Coach Mike McCarthy will be available to the media on Friday, Dec. 19, in the Lambeau Field media auditorium.
  • Sat., Dec. 20, 2014 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM CST Packers Everywhere pep rally

    Packers fans 21 years and older are invited to bring the spirit of Green Bay to the Tampa Bay area a day early with two free Packers Everywhere Pep Rallies on Saturday, Dec. 20.

    The festivities will take place at two different locations in the Tampa Bay area Saturday. The main pep rally will be held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. EST at Ferg’s Sports Bar & Grill, located at 1320 Central Ave., St. Petersburg, Fla. The second event will be held from 8:15 to 9 p.m. at The Varsity Club, located at 24091 US Hwy 19 N., Clearwater, Fla.

  • Sat., Dec. 20, 2014 8:15 PM - 9:00 PM CST Packers Everywhere pep rally

    Packers fans 21 years and older are invited to bring the spirit of Green Bay to the Tampa Bay area a day early with two free Packers Everywhere Pep Rallies on Saturday, Dec. 20.

    The festivities will take place at two different locations in the Tampa Bay area Saturday. The main pep rally will be held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. EST at Ferg’s Sports Bar & Grill, located at 1320 Central Ave., St. Petersburg, Fla. The second event will be held from 8:15 to 9 p.m. at The Varsity Club, located at 24091 US Hwy 19 N., Clearwater, Fla.

  • Sun., Dec. 21, 2014 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM CST Packers at Tampa Bay Buccaneers Packers at Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  • Mon., Dec. 22, 2014 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CST Lacy, Clinton-Dix appearance Packers Eddie Lacy and Ha Ha Clinton-Dix are scheduled to appear at the Big Red Kettle at Bay Park Square Mall on behalf of the Salvation Army bell-ringing campaign.

Fennimore welcomes the Tour

Posted by Aaron Popkey on May 17, 2013 – 11:45 am

Back in Wisconsin, the Packers Tailgate Tour just finished a visit at Fennimore High School.

Back in Wisconsin, the Packers Tailgate Tour just finished a visit at Fennimore High School. More than 300 students in grades 7 through 12 listened as the players discussed the bad effects of drugs and steroids and the positive effects of exercise and proper nutrition.

Aaron Taylor urged the students to resist the temptations that can put you in a bad situation. A piece of advice he offered was a question he learned to ask himself.

“Can I afford to be wrong about…fill in the blank,” he said. “When confronted with one of those situations, take a step back and ask yourself that.”

Jarrett Bush spoke of his basics with exercise and nutrition, and urged the students to hydrate themselves constantly.

Santana Dotson reminded the students about being committed to goals with a story from his own high school days. When he was 16, he played football but wasn’t totally committed to it. His team was headed to the state championship, but he had violated a team rule and was dismissed from the team and wouldn’t be competing.

“It was after that situation that I realized I needed to be fully committed,” said Dotson. “We can’t be afraid of what others think when we pursue our goals. Goals are bigger than fears. You need to stay away from dream killers.”

During the Q&A session, players were asked about their most embarrassing moment on the field.

“I wasn’t feeling well one game,” Bush began, “and I threw up while I was running down the field covering a kickoff.”

The assembly groaned and laughed as they imagined that sight.

Later on the bus, Bush chuckled at the memory.

“It was funny,” he said. “The players on the other team were grossed out and kind of let me run right through. I kept going and made the tackle.”

The Tour continued toward Tomah.


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